A Mindful Society 2018 agenda

  • Overview
  • Workshop
  • Agenda
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Practice Sessions

Saturday May 26th & Sunday May 27th – All Day

Location: University of Toronto, Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Conference Keynotes, Presentations, Workshops, Community Connection and more

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the University of Toronto, A Mindful Society 2018 will be held at the Chestnut Conference Centre. Enjoy panel discussions, keynote presentations, case studies, community gatherings, mindfulness practice and more. Join over 800 people from over 15 countries and explore 20+ hours of optional contemplative practices, 40+ workshops and 60+ speakers.

*Full agenda, speakers, workshops, and posters will launch February 2018. To view last years 2017 conference agenda please click here.

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*Optional Workshop with Dr. Shauna Shapiro Friday, May 25th, 2017 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event: Deepening the Art and Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Shauna Shapiro, world-renowned researcher, author, and pioneer in the field of mindfulness and compassion, will be offering a full day workshop training session for those interested in going deeper. This workshop is available to add to your conference package upon registration.

*For details on the workshop click the “workshop” button above

Shauna

Dr. Shauna Shapiro Pre-conference Workshop

Deepening the Art and Practice of Mindfulness and Compassion

Friday, May 25th, 2018 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Price: $200

Location: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Overview

Come join us as we cultivate greater wisdom, joy, health, and well-being. Drawing on practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness as well as revolutionary research in neuroscience, we will explore the transformational power of meditation. We can discover how the weaving together of lovingkindness and mindfulness supports us in healing and living a joyful and meaningful life. In this workshop, you will be taught simple yet potent meditation practices, including lovingkindness practices, mindfulness meditation, and mindful movement. You will also learn about new research in neuroscience that offers this hopeful message: We can change and reshape our brain to live healthier, happier lives. We will become familiar with specific practices and techniques for cultivating greater joy, ease, wisdom and compassion, and learn to integrate these into our daily lives.

This workshop is appropriate for anyone curious about meditation and how to deepen our connection with the beauty and mystery of life. Be prepared for unexpected delight. This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in applying mindfulness to their lives, including healthcare, education and business professionals.

Recommended reading: Shapiro and Carlson, The Art and Science of Mindfulness; Salzberg, Lovingkindness.

Facilitator Brief Bio: Shauna Shapiro, PhD, is a professor and author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and Mindful Discipline. She is an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, the Danish government, the Prime Minister of Iceland and the World Council of Psychotherapy.


Shauna

Shauna Shapiro-workshop

*Full agenda with specified speakers, practice leaders and breakout session details will launch February 2018.

Saturday May 26th, 2018 – Chestnut Conference Center

7:30 – 8:45
Registration – Late registration available at Info Desk
7:30 – 8:45
Light Breakfast & Refreshments
7:30 – 8:30
Open Practice Space – Breathing Space
8:30 – 9:00
Guided Practice (optional) – Breathing Space


9:00 – 9:30
Conference OpeningMainstage
9:00 – 9:05
Opening Statement from the Founder – Mainstage
9:05 – 9:15
Opening ceremony – Mainstage
9:15 – 9:30
Conference Welcome – Mainstage

9:30 – 10:00
Guided Conversation – Mainstage

10:15 – 10:45
Q&A with Selected Speakers – Breakout room
10:15 – 10:45
Guided Mindfulness Practice (in tandem with Q&A) – Breathing space
10:15 – 10:45
Refreshments & Mindful Marketplace – The Commons Area

10:45 – 12:00
Breakout & Practice Sessions – Breakout rooms & Breathing Space

12:00 – 1:30
LUNCH*

1:30 – 2:30
Shauna Shapiro Keynote – Mainstage
2:45 – 3:15
Q&A w/Shauna – Breakout room
2:45 – 3:15
Community Mindfulness Walk
3:15 – 3:45
Refreshment break + Book Signing
3:45 – 5:00
Breakout & Practice Sessions – Breakout rooms & Breathing Space

5:30 – 7:30
A Mindful Society Community Mixer & Contemplative Art Gallery


Sunday May 27th, 2018 – Chestnut Conference Center

8:00 – 9:00
Light Breakfast & Refreshments

8:30 – 9:30
Guided Practice (Optional) – Breathing space

9:00 – 9:15
Opening Ceremony: Debbie Danbrook – Mainstage

9:15 – 10:30
Guided Conversation – Mainstage

10:00 – 10:30
Q&A with Selected Speakers – Breakout room
10:00 – 10:30
Guided Practices – Breathing Space
10:00 – 11:00
Refreshment break
10:00 – 11:00
Poster Sessions / Networking / A Mindful Society Design Thinking

11:15 – 12:30
Breakout & Practice Sessions – Breakout rooms & Breathing Space

12:30 – 2:00
LUNCH*
1:30 – 2:00
Flashmob Meditation

2:15 – 2:30
Visioning & Intention Setting: Preparing for next steps – Mainstage

2:30 – 3:00
Guided Conversation – Mainstage

3:00 – 4:00
Culminating Panel with Guided Conversation Speakers – Mainstage

4:00 – 4:45
Closing ceremonyMainstage

* Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch or gather in groups to visit surrounding restaurants (list will be provided prior to conference).

Workshops, Case Studies and Panel Presentations will be posted February 2018. Please reference our Speakers page to view this year’s line-up of presenters.

Poster Presentations will be posted February 2018. Please reference our Speakers page to view this year’s line-up of presenters.

This year will host over 10 hours of optional mindfulness and compassion practice sessions from evidence-based programs and contemplative traditions. Practices will be posted February 2018. Please reference our Speakers page to view this year’s line-up of facilitators.

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